The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love.’ It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
– Lydia Maria Child

The first duty of love is to listen.
– Paul Tillich

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
– Washington Irving

We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a ‘getaway.’ We cannot love and be limited.
– Alfred Adler

When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
– Ernest Becker

How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
– Albert Einstein

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
– George MacDonald

Love all, trust a few.
– William Shakespeare

We all need friends with whom we can speak of our deepest concerns, and who do not fear to speak the truth in love to us.
– Margaret Guenther

All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
– Pearl Bailey

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
– Bible

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
– Pearl S. Buck

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
– Alfred Tennyson

Perhaps; but is it not Tennyson who has said: ”Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have lost at all’? in The Way of All Flesh
– Samuel Butler

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